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  Channel NewsAsia 12 Oct 07
HDB's Remaking Our Heartland plans get good response from Singaporeans

Channel NewsAsia 25 Sep 07
Most Singaporeans want sky gardens in residential areas: survey

SINGAPORE: The majority of Singaporeans like the idea of sky gardens in the housing estates.

This was evident from among the 7,500 who have taken part in a survey held in conjunction with the 'Remaking Our Heartland' exhibitions. The exhibitions are making their rounds to various parts of the island to get public views on the Housing and Development Board's regeneration strategies for the housing estates.

Under the concept of New Generation of Public Housing for old estates, 62 per cent of the respondents said they liked the features of a Sky Garden. 57 per cent liked the idea of 'Housing in a Park'.

An overwhelming 97 per cent agreed that the proposals for Punggol would contribute to realising its vision of "A Waterfront Town of the 21st Century".

In response to the proposal for Yishun Town, 58 per cent said they look forward to having a modern shopping complex integrated with housing and bus interchange at the Town Centre.

Meanwhile, 43 per cent looked forward to the upgrading of existing pedestrian malls.

HDB said a total of 62,000 people have visited the 'Remaking Our Heartland' exhibitions so far. They will next move to Yishun and Jurong East.

The exhibitions will be opened daily from 10am - 9pm, from September 29 till October 3, next to the Yishun and Jurong East MRT stations. Those wishing to give their feedback on the plans can also visit the exhibition website at www.hdb.gov.sg. - CNA/vm

Channel NewsAsia 12 Oct 07
HDB's Remaking Our Heartland plans get good response from Singaporeans

SINGAPORE : Plans to rejuvenate public housing in Singapore have been welcomed by many residents, after they learned more about the different initiatives at HDB's Remaking Our Heartland exhibitions.

The roving exhibitions, which ended last Wednesday and featured Punggol, Yishun and Dawson estates, attracted about 110,000 visitors, 10 percent of whom took part in a survey on HDB's plans to enhance the living environment.

HDB said over 80 percent of the respondents were excited about the future of public housing showcased in the exhibition.

There was strong support for the proposals to turn Punggol into a waterfront town with lush greenery, waterways and more entertainment options.

A majority (81 percent) also said they were prepared to pay higher monthly service and conservancy charges to enjoy the new features. About half (46 percent) were willing to pay S$10 or more a month.

Many residents were also in favour of plans to regenerate old estates with sky gardens and parks.

And 90 percent said they were willing to help maintain the greens.

When it comes to HDB's estate upgrading programmes, over 60 percent of the respondents are happy that residents will have a greater say in what is to be built in their neighbourhood.

Three-quarters of those surveyed also said they would take part in discussions at Town Hall meetings and Block parties. - CNA/ms

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